Sunday 25 October, 2020

TTPS gives out face masks to the socially displaced

Photo courtesy the TTPS.

Photo courtesy the TTPS.

Amid the enforcement of new ace mask legislation, the Trinidad and Tobago Police Service (TTPS) has stepped up to help the socially displaced. 

The TTPS said in an update Thursday (September 3) that it has begun its distribution of masks to homeless people, starting in Port of Spain.

‘The TTPS today began its distribution of masks to the socially-displaced. Today's exercise was carried out in Port-of-Spain.’

The TTPS said 500 face masks will be distributed by police officers in Port-of-Spain, San Fernando, Central Trinidad and other areas.

The masks were donated by SEWA TT to ISOS for distribution.

The development comes after recent health regulations which mandate that the public wear face masks in public spaces or while travelling.

Under the public health regulations, the public is required to wear face masks while travelling and in public spaces, or face a fine of up to $1,000.

Children under eight and drivers travelling alone are not required to wear face masks.

There are also other exemptions which constitute a 'reasonable excuse' such as people who have medical conditions that prevent the wearing of a mask, people who are assisting others via lip reading, anyone fleeing danger to their lives, pausing to eat, drink, or take medication, or if they're required to remove their mask temporarily for identification purposes.  

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